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Obama in Alaska: Climate-change deniers 'are on their own shrinking island'

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Thu, 09/03/2015 (All day)

President Obama started out persuasive Monday, patiently ticking off evidence of climate change during the first major speech of his three-day Alaska tour, but he ended up blunt, calling out “deniers” who would stand in the way of desperately needed change.

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The Chart That Shows Why the Solar-Powered Future Has Arrived

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Thu, 09/03/2015 (All day)

More than one record was broken in June. Scarily, it was the hottest month on record as global temperatures continue to rise thanks to climate change. More happily, United States solar power plants in June smashed the record for generating carbon-free electricity from the sun, another sign that renewable energy is increasingly becoming competitive with fossil fuels.

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Coal divestment bill passes California state legislature

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Thu, 09/03/2015 (All day)

A bill requiring California's state pension funds Calpers and CalSTRS to sell their investments in coal companies passed the Assembly on Wednesday, a major step for legislation that backers hope will inspire other funds to address climate change.

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Put Down That Face Scrub—It Just Released 100,000 Plastic Particles Into the Ocean

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Tue, 09/01/2015 (All day)

Go to a beach cleanup, and you’ll find that cigarette butts are one of the most abundant items polluting the marine environment.

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The Reasons Why We Shop at Farmers Markets Are Bigger Than Local Food

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Mon, 08/31/2015 (All day)

At the local farmers market during late summer, the price is right on ripe heirloom tomatoes, and the quality can be incomparable. So of course a lot of people who love good, fresh produce are going to show up to buy them. But new research from the University of Iowa indicates that when we hand over cash for our local Cherokee Purples, we’re engaged in a lot more than food shopping.